featuring Pianist Lise de la Salle
FRIDAY Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4
SUNDAY Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3
What's interesting about these concerts?
A Rare Feat
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works for piano are treacherously difficult – performing one of his concertos is like climbing Mt. Everest. Now imagine summiting Everest five times in one weekend!
Part of why Rachmaninoff’s pieces are so difficult is because of his hand span. His unusually large hands gave him a broader reach than most pianists, making his concertos almost impossible for mere mortals.